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2014 Youth Conservation Corps Program

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Date: March 14, 2014

Catoctin Mountain Park News Release

March 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Becky Loncosky (301) 416-0536

Official News Release.

Catoctin Mountain Park Announces 2014 Youth Conservation Corps Program

The National Park Service is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program at Catoctin Mountain Park.This is an exciting opportunity for high school students to spend their summer doing meaningful work in a National Park site!The YCC program is scheduled to last for eight weeks beginning on June 23, 2014 and ending on August 15, 2014.

The program is open to young men and women 15 through 18 years of age.All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on the back of the application will be considered.The position will require daily outdoor labor, working in heat, and using a variety of hand tools.The 2014 work projects include monitoring of fish populations, gypsy moth monitoring, exotic plant control and removal, trail maintenance and construction, and painting projects.Enrollees will be selected through a random drawing.Please note, previous enrollees may only be considered in the event that an insufficient number of new applications are received.The rate of pay will be $7.25 per hour.

Applications may be obtained from local high school guidance counselors or by contacting Becky Loncosky at Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Completed application forms must be mailed to Ms. Loncosky at the above address by April 15, 2014.

If you have any questions concerning this program, please contact Becky Loncosky at (301)416-0536 or Becky_Loncosky@nps.gov.

Catoctin Mountain Park is one of over 400 units administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato.The Visitor Center (301-663-9388) is open from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Emergency or after hours calls should be directed to the National Capital Region Communications Center at 1-866-677-6677.

Correspondence should be addressed to: Superintendent, Catoctin Mountain Park, 6602 Foxville Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Our website address is www.nps.gov/cato.General information can be obtained by calling the Visitor Center at(301) 663-9388.

 

Did You Know?

Young girl flyfishing on Big Hunting Creek in the winter.

The brook trout is a very colorful fish native to the streams of Catoctin. It is actually not a trout as its common name implies, but is a charr, a close cousin to the trout in the salmon family. Brown and rainbow trout are also present in Catoctin's streams but are not native to the eastern US.